This girl that I started seeing recently saw me buy regular eggs yesterday and started telling me about the importance of eating healthy and buying organic and stuff. I appreciate that she is healthy and all, but I wondered whether there is really proven significant nutritional difference between regular eggs and cage free eggs. I think cage free eggs are 3-4 times more expensive than regular ones and I go through 5 a day so I wonder if anyone knows of any research to back that up?
P.S. She already sent me this:
http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-...ee-Range-Foods notice how the USDA considers 5 minutes of grazing time to be adequate to label eggs as "free range," so it's not just any carton of free-range eggs that have this higher level of omega 3s, which may be what your articles were saying. however, chickens who are allowed to graze on dirt where they eat worms and other bugs and are fed flax seed do have the higher oemga-3 content, which is what my argument was all along. i never buy regular cage-free eggs because that is a misnomer in my opinion since the USDA has a crappy definition of "cage free." Also, chickens can be cage-free, but are still fed 90% grain...in which case, that's not really being cage-free either. personally, i think eggs should come from a farmer's market or something of that sort.. better nutritional content and supports local farmers, plus it uses less fuel and thereby is better for the environment. and it's fresher. of course, that isn't always possible, so i just pick up the ones that are cage free *and* omega 3 enhanced. i believe the most mainstream brand for those eggs are eggsland's best.
Thread: Regular eggs vs Cage-free eggs?